Lehua Zhang

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Biogenic corrosion of sewers represents a cost of about 10% of total sewage treatment cost in Flanders (Belgium) and is further increasing. In the past, research has resulted in a number of prevention methods, such as injection of air, oxygen, H(2)O(2), NaClO, FeCl(3) and FeSO(4). The possibility of biological oxidation of sulfide using nitrate as the(More)
Toxic Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) pollutants have seriously affected public health. FAIMS is a quick and high sensitive gas-phase ion detection technique. In this paper, a FAIMS system has been built and various VOCs detections are performed to evaluate the suitability of the system's separation effect. Finally, the relation between the waveform and the(More)
Benzene, toluene, p-xylene, m-xylene and o-xylene are harmful to human body seriously, moreover, p-xylene, m-xylene and o-xylene are isomers, which are difficult to distinguish by commonly used spectrum analysis techniques, such as mass spectrometry. In this article, they were detected by using high field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry(More)
BACKGROUND Rhododendron is a group of famous landscape plants with high medicinal value. However, there is no simple or universal manner to discriminate the various species of this group. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) barcoding technique is a new biological tool that can accurately and objectively identify species by using short and standard DNA regions. (More)
Seed mass and morphology are plant life history traits that influence seed dispersal ability, seeding establishment success, and population distribution pattern. Southeastern Tibet is a diversity center for Rhododendron species, which are distributed from a few hundred meters to 5500 m above sea level. We examined intra- and interspecific variation in seed(More)
Hydrogen sulfide emission in sewers is associated with toxicity, corrosion, odour nuisance and high costs. In this study, a new method to inhibit sulfide generation by means of formaldehyde and its derivatives has been evaluated under anaerobic conditions. The possible impact of formaldehyde on an activated sludge system and an appraisal of the economic(More)
The overall process enhancement by different electrical current application on the biological phosphorus release and uptake have been investigated. Five reactors were constructed for three experiments and activated sludge was used as inoculums. In Exp.1 by comparing the control and the bio-electrochemical reactors, it was found that the overall phosphorus(More)
It is known that cell potential increases while anode resistance decreases during the start-up of microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Biological capacitance, defined as the apparent capacitance attributed to biological activity including biofilm production, plays a role in this phenomenon. In this research, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was employed to(More)
Natural magnetite and hematite were explored to decrease sulfide in sewage, compared with iron salts (FeCl3 and FeSO4). A particle size of magnetite and hematite ranging from 45 to 60μm was used. The results showed that 40mgL(-1) of powdered magnetite and hematite addition decreased the sulfide in sewage by 79%and 70%, respectively. The achieved decrease of(More)
Only 1-2 percent of discarded dry batteries are recovered in China. It is necessary to find an economic and environmentally friendly process to recycle dry batteries in this developing country. Bioleaching is one of the few techniques applicable for the recovery of the toxic metals from hazardous spent batteries. Its principle is the microbial production of(More)